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Turboprops & Twin Pistons: Know Your Options

King Air 250

Photo Courtesy of Beechcraft

Aside from jet aircraft which range from very light jets to heavy jets, there is another significant player in the charter market. Turboprops are aircraft that utilize a gas jet engine to operate a propeller rather than jet thrust typically used on larger aircraft. Most turboprop
engines are manufactured Pratt & Whitney Canada and Honeywell, known in the aviation community for their reliability and power. As a predecessor to turboprops, the twin-piston aircraft are also a viable choice. Piston aircraft are typically smaller aircraft, seating up to 6 passengers. The piston aircraft are powered by piston engines (or reciprocating engines), and use heat to produce steam pressure, which in turn is used to generate a rotating motion that powers the engine.

Piaggio_P-180_Avanti_Int2

How do turboprops compare to jets? Turboprops are a great
solution for trips less than 500 miles (300 miles or less for
twin-piston aircraft) and for trips into airports with shorter runways inaccessible to larger jets. Unlike jets, many turboprops can easily land on shorter airstrips and can even land in grass airfields vs.
needing a traditional runway. While jets can travel at faster speeds than turboprops, having more options in regards to places to land, enables turboprop passengers to get closer to their destinations,
often saving time and money.

Piper Chieftain

Turboprops are generally less expensive to operate than jets. Fuel costs and other expenses like maintenance tend to also be lower for props, making them a great option for shorter trips. Seating varies by aircraft model from 4-8 passengers in most turboprops. While a bit smaller than their jet cousins, many turboprops offer comparable cabin comforts and are equipped for both business and relaxation in the air. Contrary to popular thought, modern day turboprops come equipped with  resonance technology that almost entirely cancels out the propeller noise, so they are not generally loud in the cabin. As far as storage, many turboprops have comparable baggage and cabin space as their jet counterparts.

Pilatus

There are several factors to consider when choosing an aircraft for your charter needs. Let us help you decide which will be best for your trip. In the meantime, check out our turboprop and twin-piston charter options below and click to view each aircraft’s specifications.

Avanti II P-180 Specifications

Cessna 421 Golden Eagle Specifications

Cessna 441 Conquest II Specifications

Diamond Aircraft 62 Specifications

Grand Caravan Specifications

Jetstream 31 Specifications

King Air 90 Specifications

King Air 100 Specifications

King Air 200 Specifications

King Air 250 Specifications

King Air 300 Specifications

King Air 350i Specifications

Merlin III Specifications

Pilatus PC-12 Specifications

Piper Aztec Specifications

Piper Chieftain Specifications

Piper Cheyenne Specifications

Piper Cherokee Specifications

Piper Meridian Specifications

Piper Navajo Specifications

Piper Seneca V Specifications

Piper Seminole Specifications

Socata TBM 850 Specifications

To request an aircraft recommendation, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with several options and flight quotes.

Turboprop Specifications

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You’ll Love the Citation Excel!

Citation Excel

The Cessna Citation Excel was first introduced to the world in 1997. The Citation Excel was modeled around the airframe of larger, super midsize jet the Citation X. The Citation Excel wings were modeled from the Citation Ultras and the fuselage is basically the same as the Citation VII, which the Excel has since replaced.

The Citation Excel (also referred to as the Citation XL, Citation XLS, or Citation XLS+) was designed for travelers looking for the space, range and comforts of a midsize jet with the cost, takeoff, and
landing capabilities of a light jet. The Excel can reach full altitude in only 18 minutes and can take off from shorter runways than any other midsize jet. The pilot-friendly design of the cockpit on the
Citation Excel allows for an easy preflight check and the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics system allows pilots to have all the
information they need on only three display screens.

Citation Excel

The interior of the Citation Excel can comfortably fit up to
8 passengers with several different cabin configurations. The cabin is over 18 feet long with enough height to stand up in, over a half of a foot taller than other jets in the midsize class. The interior also has sliding headrests, fold-out tables, a refreshment center, and is
quieter than competing jets. The Citation Excel has a generous
baggage compartment providing 80 cubic feet of external storage and another internal closet to hold a few smaller items.

The Citation Excel truly is a favorite amongst private fliers. There are more flights flown on a Citation Excel than any other model of aircraft. Cessna has since developed updated models of the Excel, the Citation XLS and XLS+, with newer avionics and engine
computers. The Excel is so popular because it offers the range,
comfort, and baggage capacity of a midsize jet while operating more like a light jet with it’s runway capabilities and value for the money.

To request a Citation Excel for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Citation Excel Specifications

Citation XLS Specifications

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Count on the Versatile Challenger 604

Challenger 604

The Bombardier Challenger 604 was first certified in 1995 as an
upgrade to previous models in the Challenger family of business jets. The Challenger 604 offers many refinements from earlier
Challenger 600 models and thus has become one of the most sought after and versatile jets in the heavy jet category. The impressive speed, range, comfort and style provide a superior value for business and leisure travelers alike.

The Challenger 604 is a very powerful aircraft with two General Electric CF34-3B engines that allow it to fly coast-to-coast and to some destinations abroad without refueling. This aircraft has a range of around 4,200 statute miles with 8 passengers on board, at an average speed of 515 mph. The Challenger 604 features
state-of-the-art avionics, a glass cockpit, turbulence detection radar, and 6 multifunction display screens, amongst other pilot-friendly features.

The cabin of the Challenger 604 is very spacious with 6 feet of standing height and measures over 7.2 feet in width. The cabin space can be configured into a 12-passenger conference space or in a
double-club, forward or half club, or divan arrangement. This
aircraft will accommodate 10-12 passengers comfortably as well as 2 crew members and a flight attendant. The Challenger 604 also has a generous baggage compartment providing 115 cubic feet of
external storage that is accessible during flight. With a fully enclosed lavatory, a first class catering galley, entertainment center, and low cabin noise levels, it is no surprise that the Challenger 604 is a
favorite of many private fliers.

As with many Challenger models, the 604 is a great option for any discerning traveler seeking the ultimate experience in comfort, value, dependability and performance in a heavy jet.

To request a Challenger 604 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be pleased to provide you with a flight quote for your next trip.

Challenger 604 Specifications

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Ascend in the Best-in-Class Phenom 300

Photo Credits: Embraer

The Phenom 300 is a light jet, developed by Embraer in 2005 and put into operation in 2009.  According to Embraer, “the goal was to bring forth innovative solutions that would redefine the standard for both performance and comfort and offer advanced technologies, from the flight deck to the cabin, that previously were found only on much larger, more expensive jets. The best-selling light business jet in the world seven years in a row, Embraer’s Phenom 300 made waves as the fastest, most efficient and longest-range single-pilot aircraft in the market.”

The Phenom 300 is one of the most requested jets for charter with its impressive range and performance, able to travel 2268 statute miles before needing a fuel stop. The Phenom 300 cruises at
average speeds of 495 mph with impressive short runway
capabilities, allowing it to be chartered in and out of smaller airports getting passengers closer to their destination. The Phenom 300 is best-in-class for single-pilot jets with its notable design, innovation and technological advancements.

The Phenom 300 can fly with ease from Dallas to New York or Palm Springs to Washington D.C. without a fuel stop. It is able to fly at higher altitudes (45,000 ft. service ceiling to avoid inclement
weather) and take off and land from higher elevations than most competitor aircraft. The Phenom 300 offers the lowest fuel
consumption in its class and produces significantly less CO2 than both older and newer comparable aircraft. It can also be fueled in just 12 minutes from empty to full!

The Phenom 300’s cabin seats six passengers comfortably. This jet boasts the largest windows and baggage compartment in its class and features beautiful interior design by BMW. Even the lavatory seat has a window, not typical in light jets. Taking a closer look at the cabin, the Phenom 300 showcases clean lines, lots of natural light from the special “Oval Lite” window design and luxurious leather and wooden details. The cabin offers WiFi, an on-board entertainment system, refreshment center and a state-of-the-art glass cockpit with an integrated avionics system by Garmin.

The cabin measures 17′ 2″ in length, 4′ 10″ in height and 5′ 1″ in width. The external baggage space in the Phenom 300 is generous at 74 cubic feet and can hold several pieces of luggage including
suitcases, golf clubs and skis.

Phenom 300s are in demand and popular for charter passengers and pilots for their cabin comforts, cutting-edge technology, fuel
efficiency and range.

To request a Phenom 300 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Phenom 300 Specifications

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Take a Ride on the Global Express Family

Photos courtesy of: https://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/

The Global Express and its derivatives (Global 5000/6000, Global XRS, Global 7000/8000) are Bombardier’s ultra long-range aircraft. The Global 5000 (and Global 6000) is an exceptional heavy jet with unmatched comfort, efficiency and design. According to Bombardier, “Every detail in the Global 5000 aircraft cabin has been carefully designed to bring you the smoothest, most refreshing, and productive experience you can expect from a business jet.”

The Global 5000 can make trans-Atlantic flights with ease, but still excels for trips spanning shorter distances. Able to cruise at
altitudes up to 51,000 feet, this jet can often avoid bad weather by flying above it.

The cabin in the Global 5000/6000 is well appointed for business or pleasure with a spacious “living room” area, a private stateroom with divans for sleeping, a full galley, wide aisles, lots of natural light and full lavatories. The seats in the Global 5000 were designed by for
ultimate comfort and support in the back and headrests.  Some
models even come equipped with an electrically deployed
conference table.

The cabin measures at 1,889 cubic feet of space with 6′ in height, 8′ in width and 42′ in length. Some of the technological amenities
include: a Rockwell Collins Cabin Electronics System (CES), high-speed internet, power outlets, a wireless phone, scanner and fax, a multimedia system with CD/DVD player,  3D maps,  several touch screen TV monitors, customizable LED lighting, a Honeywell Primus 2000XP avionics suite, advanced soundproofing, a conference table area and more.

The galley of the Global 5000 is also quite impressive and
includes: a microwave and convection oven, coffee/espresso
machine, custom china, chiller, sink and faucet, and space for hot and cold meal prep. Bombardier says, “Access what you require, as
required. With the high-capacity luggage compartment safely
accessible throughout the flight, your personal items are always within reach.” With a comfort-focused cabin and ample baggage space (195 cubic feet), you will have everything you need for the most enjoyable private jet experience.

When it comes to performance, the Global 5000/6000 ranks at the top of the class. This jet has two Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines, allowing it a range of 5984 statue miles and a cruise speed of 560 mph, carrying up to 12-16 passengers
depending on the individual model. “The Global 5000 aircraft
maintains an astonishing range when taking off from wet and short runways. With its powerful engines, oversized carbon brakes and advanced wing design, rainy conditions won’t keep you from getting to your destination.” Bombardier commends the Global 5000/6000 for its operational flexibility, short takeoff range, and ability to
operate with ease in poor weather conditions.

Overall, Bombardier has really hit the mark for personal and
business travelers, no matter what the mission. If you’re in need of a heavy jet, be sure to keep the Global 5000/6000 at the top of your list.

Global 5000 Specifications

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Say Hello to the Citation Jet 3

Citation Jet 3

The Cessna Citation Jet 3 was flown for the first time in 2003 as an upgrade to already popular Citation Jet 2. It is the sixth generation of the popular Citation Jet series. With a number of enhancements, this light jet is extremely popular amongst private fliers looking for an economical, reliable and high-performing aircraft.

The Citation Jet 3 (CJ3) was designed for mid-range trips, able to travel 1712 statute miles (or about five hours) before needing a fuel stop. The CJ3 cruises at average speeds of 480 mph and offers
impressive short runway capabilities, allowing it to be chartered in and out of smaller airports closer to your destination.

Citation Jet 3+

This jet is incredibly fuel-efficient due in large part to the Williams/Rolls-Royce FJ44-3A turbofan engines that provide 480 lbs. more thrust at takeoff than the Citation Jet 2. Another
contributing factor to the improved fuel economy is the use of
natural laminar flow wings which improve overall lift-to-drag
performance and smooth landing gear which also contributes to lower fuel consumption.

Citation Jet 3

When it comes to cabin comforts, the CJ3’s cabin sits six passengers comfortably, has multiple outlets for all of your electronic devices, writing tables to allow for productivity in flight, a lavatory, and a small internal baggage compartment that can be accessed while
flying. The cabin measures 16′ 1″ in length, 4′ 10″ in height and 4′ 10″ in width. The external baggage space in the Citation Jet 3 is
generous at 70 cubic feet and can hold several pieces of luggage.

Citation Jet 3+

CJ3s are well liked by passengers and pilots alike for their
reputation of superior performance, reliability, and affordability.

Our management team is always at your service. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like us to quote your next trip.

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Fly in the Five-Star Falcon 2000

Photos courtesy of Dassault Falcon

The Dassault Falcon 2000 is a heavy jet that was designed to be more economical option to it’s sister jet the Falcon 900, without
sacrificing any of the performance standards that private fliers have grown to love. The Falcon 2000 can travel the U.S. from coast to coast at fast cruise speeds with ease and with impressive fuel
economy. The Falcon 2000 typically seats 8-12 and can travel 3,000
nautical miles at average speeds up to 528 mph. It can climb to 37,000 feet in nineteen minutes.

The Falcon 2000 shares the wing and forward fuselage design of the Falcon 900, but differs in design. The 2000s were purposely
designed to have a smaller transcontinental range than the 900s to eliminate the need for three engines. The two CFE738 engines allow for the jet to typically need less downtime for repairs and
maintenance. The Falcon 2000s also have a redesigned wing,
eliminating inboard slats.

This Falcon 2000 was the first private jet that Dassault designed digitally on a computer without a physical model. The CATIA
software used to design the Falcon 2000s helped improve the
aerodynamic structure and made it possible to simplify the jet’s
systems.

The Falcon 2000s use the Collins Pro Line 4 avionics suite. Systems are grouped by their function and are set up so they coincide with the display screens that control those functions.

The Falcon 2000 offers a quiet, roomy cabin with some seats that can be reconfigured into beds for a mid-flight nap. The Falcon 2000 also offers 134 cubic feet of internal baggage space, holding up to 1,600 pounds.

Few other jets in its class can compete with the Falcon 2000 in terms of passenger comfort, speed, and performance.

Falcon 2000 Aircraft Specifications

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Where Will Your Legacy Take You?

(Photo credits to embraerexecutivejets.com)

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a highly regarded heavy jet known for its superior cabin amenities and overall performance. The Legacy 600 has a class-leading, three-zone cabin configuration, a visibly larger lavatory and  plenty of baggage space for all passengers.

According to Embraer, “the aircraft was developed to cost
effectively meet the air travel needs of corporations, successful
entrepreneurs and heads of state. Designed using the highly
successful ERJ 135 platform, the Legacy 600 combines cabin
comfort, performance and operating efficiency.”

Legacy 600

The Legacy 600 is fully equipped for business, but also designed with passenger comforts in mind. The three-zone cabin allows for work and relaxation to take place simultaneously without interfering with one another. The cabin measures at 6′ in height, 6′ 11″ in width and 42′ 3″ in length. Some of the technological amenities include: WiFi, power outlets, a multi-line phone system, two 17-inch flat screen TV monitors, DVD player, LED lighting, a Honeywell Ovation Select™ cabin management system, and a conference table area. The galley of the Legacy 600 is also quite impressive and often includes: a
convection and microwave oven, a cutting board, electrical outlets, wine chiller, and refrigerator. With the largest, most spacious cabin, lavatory and baggage space (286 cubic feet) of most heavy jets, the Legacy 600 offers something for everyone.

Legacy 600 Galley

As far as performance goes, the Legacy 600 does not disappoint. This jet has two Rolls Royce AE3007A1E high-bypass, turbofan, dual FADEC engines, allowing it a range of 3912 statue miles and a cruise speed of 598 mph, carrying up to 14 passengers. The engines are both fuel-efficient and quiet, the best of both worlds. Some of the seats on this aircraft also lay flat for a pleasant sleeping
experience, while 22 large windows provide a more spacious feel.

It is not just passengers who enjoy flying in the Legacy 600. Keeping with the theme of spaciousness, pilots love the large cockpit and Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite with the latest advancements in aviation technology. For a jet of its size, the Legacy 600 is also
remarkably inexpensive to operate and compares in costs to smaller jets. Embraer commends the Legacy 600 for its “outstanding
operational flexibility in: busy air spaces, terrain-challenged airports and poor weather conditions.”

All in all, Embraer has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of business travelers and has exceeded expectations in
performance, cabin luxuries and pilot operations.

To request a Legacy 600 for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Legacy 600 Specifications

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Hawker 400XP: A Customer Favorite

In 2004, Raytheon (the maker of the midsize Hawker series)
renamed their popular light jet the Beechjet 400A, the Hawker 400XP. The move was designed to create brand identity among the light and midsize jets that Raytheon produced.

In addition to the name, Raytheon also imported cabin comforts of the midsize Hawker including: additional shoulder and head room, a refined interior design, as well as a flat floor, making it the most
spacious cabin in its class. The baggage space, airspeed and range of the Hawker 400XP rate at the top of the light jet fleet.

The Hawker 400XP is ideal for short trips and is most impressive in the air.  With cruise speeds of over 400 knots and fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan engines, pilots agree that the Hawker 400XP is a reliable, efficient and well-designed aircraft.

Primarily available to whole and fractional owners or members of jet membership programs, FlyPrivate’s customers have been able to
enjoy the Hawker 400XP “on-demand” since 2008.

For many customers the Hawker 400XP is their preferred method of travel and we are proud to offer this great aircraft to our customers at a considerable savings and value.

To request a Hawker 400XP for your next trip, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with a flight quote.

Hawker 400XP Specifications

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The Citation M2: Cessna’s Latest Light

Cessna Citation M2
Photos courtesy of Cessna

Launched in 2011, the Citation M2 is the newest addition to the
CitationJet 525 series small business jets. It fits perfectly between the Mustang and the Citation Jet 1 in the Cessna jet lineup. The
Citation M2 is sleek, stylish and more efficient than its predecessors, with a completely overhauled interior, longer range and ability to travel at faster speeds.

The Citation M2 is a single-pilot light jet, able to travel 1772 statute miles before needing a fuel stop. Equipped with two Williams FJ44 turbofan engines and 1965 pounds of takeoff thrust, the Citation M2 cruises at average speeds of 465 mph.  The M2 can maintain maximum cruise speed up to 39,000 feet, with a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet.

Pilots love the Citation M2. For starters, it was designed for
single-pilot operation. The roomy cockpit  is equipped with the new Garmin G3000 touchscreen avionics system and is built to work with the latest navigation and air traffic control systems. The M2 can get in and out of airports with shorter runways with ease, getting closer to the end destination and decreasing total travel time,
another bonus for pilots and passengers alike.

Standard avionics include:

  • Garmin FMS with dual WAAS-enabled GPS receivers for
    navigation
  • Weather Avoidance Radar
  • Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS-B)
  • Garmin Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS I)
  • Dual Altitude Heading Reference System
  • Dual Air Data computers
  • Jeppesen ChartView
  • Garmin Safe Taxi
  • Digital Audio System

M2 Interior

The cabin in the Citation M2 is roomier than one may expect, able to comfortably fit 4-5 passengers, with an enclosed lavatory and
adjustable club seating. The seats slide sideways toward the aisle,
allowing for ample passenger headroom while in flight. The cabin is about 5 feet wide and 11 feet long, with a cabin height of 4′ 9″.  The eight large windows also give the cabin a more spacious feel. Other amenities include: climate control, in-cabin technologies, and
adjustable lighting.  The M2 is able to carry 725 pounds of baggage in 46 cubic feet of storage space divided between two storage areas.

M2 Exterior

If the Citation M2 sounds like the right choice for your next
excursion, please contact us with any questions or to acquire a quote for your next trip.

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